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24 November 2016

HEALTHSHAREHULL - WINNERS - GENERAL PRACTICE AWARDS


CONGRATULATIONS to all the staff at HealthshareHull who won Clinical Team of the Year – Physiotherapy & MSK at the General Practice Awards at the Lancaster London Hotel on 24 November 2016.

The General Practice Awards are designed to recognise, highlight, and reward the hard work and innovation that gets carried out every day in surgeries up and down the UK.

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22 April 2016 - 11:35am
Footsore postal workers are well-heeled, after physiotherapy package delivered
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2016/04/22/footsore-postal-workers-are-well-heeled-after-physiotherapy-package-delivered

Postmen and women around the country could benefit from physiotherapy advice on foot care, following a successful advice session in Hull.

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Physio Katy Scott and podiatrist Dale Robinson

Joined by a podiatrist colleague, Dale Robinson, physiotherapist Katy Scott addressed local postal workers after HealthshareHull, their employer, was approached by a Communication Workers Union (CWU) representative.

The rep, Andy Parrish, had received physiotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis, and was keen for his colleagues to hear how their feet could be protected from the wear and tear of their daily rounds.File 178918


‘The postal workers told us they can walk up to six miles each day, carrying quite heavy bags. So we offered general advice on preventive measures, footwear, and how to seek treatment,’ Ms Scott said.
‘We looked at some stretches, using ice for treatment, risk factors, and told them about the physio self-referral system in Hull.'

‘There was good feedback, and I believe some postal workers have since booked physiotherapy through the self-referral system.’

Consequently, Royal Mail managers in Hull are believed to have contacted their head office recommending that similar sessions are held nationwide.

Thanks to a deal brokered by HealthshareHull physios with sportswear firm New Balance, Hull postal workers now sport plain black trainers at no cost, instead of the heavy boots they traditionally wore.

If the ongoing trial proves successful, New Balance agreed to start providing trainers to postal staff at cost price.